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3D CAD workstation deployment


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I need help solving a hardware deployment problem for a client! I've got just over 1500sq ft of floor space + 300-400 sq ft max for IT data center. I've got to get 20 3D CAD / 3D graphics artists, plus 4-5 admin & managers into this physical space. Workstation configuration will depend upon job function of each employee, but minimum configuration will be Core 2 Quad with 2GB RAM, NVIDIA 9800GT. Maximum configuration (at this point)will be Dual Quad Core Xeons, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA Quadro FX 1700 x 2 (quad monitor config).

For those of you out there who manage or operate in small and/or medium-sized studios, how do you manage the PC real estate, noise, & heat issues in limited spaces? How do you plan for growth? Your help is appreciated!



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Which software you gonna use?

Well if you gonna use AutoCad that computers looks too much powered!!! That because AutoCad_2008 and later can use on CORE of those you gonna spend so much money! But you have to look which software you gonna use? That is really important to configure a machine.

That is just a comment about that super computers....

But I hope that helps.